I just received the May issue of
ATI and wanted to offer you my congratulations on the
“Textiles On The Edge Of 2000” article. The interview by Christopher Delporte with the
watchdogs of the domestic textile industry was a terrific analysis of the current situation. I have
made it a “must read” for our senior managers.
The recent success of the Techtextil show in Frankfurt as well as the record exhibit space
we have already seen reserved for our own IFAI Expo 1999 in San Diego is clearly showing that many
textile companies who supplied the apparel marketplace are now shifting their strategy to find more
lucrative special run opportunities in the technical fabric segments such as automotive, high
technology recreational gear and safety products.
Please extend my appreciation to Mr. Delporte and any other on your staff who had a hand in
creating the article.
Stephen M. Warner, CAE
Association International (IFAI)
Your article in the May 1999 issue about the Southern Textile Association is much
For an organization to continuously function for 91 years is amazing in itself. This goes to
show how the STA has served the membership and the textile industry.
Thanks for recognizing this fine organization.
James T. Potter
Executive Vice President
Shelby Yarn Company